drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,
drieuxster
drieuxster

just say NO!

Under the Bush Administration’s interpretation of the law, clandestine military activities, unlike covert C.I.A. operations, do not need to be depicted in a Finding, because the President has a constitutional right to command combat forces in the field without congressional interference.

[snip]

“This is a big deal,” the person familiar with the Finding said. “The C.I.A. needed the Finding to do its traditional stuff, but the Finding does not apply to JSOC. The President signed an Executive Order after September 11th giving the Pentagon license to do things that it had never been able to do before without notifying Congress. The claim was that the military was ‘preparing the battle space,’ and by using that term they were able to circumvent congressional oversight.

[ cf The Barnacle Branch Still Evading Oversight ]


If you do not know what is wrong with that.

Seek professional help.

Period.
Tags: bushcheney2008, war, war_crimes
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